As much as I'd like to think that Mike Grell is going to turn it around, I think that twelve issues is enough to convince me that this is as good as it's going to get. Now it wouldn't be so bad if there had been flashes of promise shown in the past year that made it clear that Mike Grell was simply adjusting to this character, but the material simply doesn't seem to be getting any better. Now it's not unreadable, and I will give him credit for being better than what had come before. Still, with half the issue wasted on establishing that Rumiko is completely heartless, and the other half devoted to a run-of-the-mill action scenario, I find the only thing keeping me on this title is the idea that Iron Man is a good character, and the sadist in me won't let me give up on the idea that Mike Grell will eventually deliver on the potential that I've been assured he possesses. Still the lame duck cliffhanger that is offered up to assure my return next month doesn't exactly leave me convinced. Read Full Review
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